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The Art of Love

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Ava Lydell is determined to earn a living as an artist. The talented painter-sculptor left her family and the violence of the Deep South for the sunny coast of California only to see her dreams ambushed by the nation’s economic crisis, The Great Depression. Lacking patronage and reliable sales, her fledgling studio fails. Now, she finds herself faced with poverty, eviction…and a slightly younger, handsome stranger far too dangerous for her tastes.

A successful bootlegger, Chase Jenkins has more than most Colored men in this age of Prohibition. Yet, his business savvy and acumen are unable to solve a haunting question: who murdered his baby brother? Fixated on finding a killer, he has no time for diversion. When distraction comes packaged in the form of a “midnight” beauty with sultry lips and curvaceous hips who’s facing eviction, Chase involves himself in her plight despite his better judgment. Instant attraction and resulting passion prove more than either Chase or Ava bargained for.

Will Chase abandon the hunt for his brother’s murderer long enough to submit to Ava’s enticement? Can Ava love a man despite his risqué line of business and questionable lifestyle? Indulge yourself in a spicy, risky romance where both heroine and hero must learn the art of love.

*The Art of Love is a novella; not a full-length novel.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
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Loved it!

I'm a fan of African-American historical fiction, so this definitely gave me all the feels! Loved Ava's strength and sass, and Chase's edgy but fiercely devoted character. It read like a movie I would definitely watch again and again.

Carol R.
Perfect Little Quick Read!

All I have to say is thank you for this delicious snack of a book I started it and couldn’t put it down 2 and a half hours later I was done and wanting more the story was riveting I felt drawn into the 1930’s and enthralled in the love story of Ava and Chase this was an awesome read and thank you for not leaving us hanging at the end it was wrapped up nicely with a perfectly grown cream colored rose ❤️

Vanessa W.
A Great Read

I love historical fiction and this book and series is a great treat! I truly enjoyed Ava and Chase's story.

Geri E.
The Art of Love…Definitely Five Stars Plus!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My, oh My!! What a story to be told!! I absolutely loved this book and I loved the relationship between Ava and Chase!! Everything was so vivid and detailed! I felt like I was right there taking it all in! Mrs. Harrison is an Amazing and Blessed Author! This is one you don’t want to sleep on! Excellent, Excellent Reading!! As Always, Kudos, Suzette!! 💜💜

Enjoyed this Historical Romance with both AfAm Heroine and Hero!

Enjoyed this story very much! Finding a good AA HR novel feels like finding a rare treasure, this was one of those finds. Enjoyed the characters and the author unveiling them to us throughout the story and not easily anticipated or overdone way. Great job by this author, I’m now a fan and hope for more!

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